THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/15/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Jump in Montreal property valuations won't mean same jump in taxes, city assures
Montreal Gazette
Assessments for property tax are up by 32.4 per cent on the island of Montreal. That's a precipitous jump from the 2020-2022 tax roll, which showed a 13.7 per cent increase in values from the previous one. Three years before that, the increase was 5.9 per cent.


FLORIDA

Commissioners locked in on largest property tax rate cut in 15 years
The Villages Daily Sun
Sumter County commissioners remain locked in on delivering the county's largest property tax-rate cut in 15 years. Commissioners on Tuesday, in the first of two public budget hearings, unanimously approved a tentative 9.1% rate cut, setting the rate at $5.59 per $1,000 of assessable value. The rate is the same as 2016 and represents the biggest decrease since the Great Recession.


Citrus ranks 6th for property tax bang for buck
chronicleonline.com
When it comes to counties getting the biggest bang for their property tax buck, Citrus ranks sixth in the state and No. 447th in the nation. SmartAsset, a financial technology firm, has issued a report that highlights where all counties stand on tax rates.


NEW JERSEY

American Dream Bondholders Move to Challenge Mall's Tax Appeals
Bloomberg
American Dream, the super mall in New Jersey's Meadowlands, has appealed its tax assessment from the borough of East Rutherford for the last four years. Mutual funds that hold the vast majority of the $800 million of municipal bonds that were issued for the mall and that are backed by property-tax-like payments are pushing back.


TEXAS

Brazos County Commissioners remain at odds and absent in fight over tax rate
theeagle.com
The Brazos County Commissioners Court was unable to hold its regular weekly meeting Tuesday since County Judge Duane Peters attended via Zoom from a conference in West Texas and Commissioners Steve Aldrich and Russ Ford were absent.


Denton County's chief appraiser ousted over continuing late appraisal problems
Dallas Morning News
Embattled Chief Appraiser Hope McClure is out at the Denton Central Appraisal District following an unanimous decision by the district's board in the wake of continuing late appraisals and pressure from taxing districts in the county. 


WISCONSIN

Appeals court rules reservation parcels sold by non-tribal members to tribal members not taxable
apg-wi.com
Back in November 2018, Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, and three other tribes – Lac du Flambeau, Red Cliff and Bad River – filed a law suit because the Wisconsin Department of Revenue was prodding townships to pursue property taxes on parcels within the reservation boundaries that had been in non-tribal member ownership and then sold to a tribal member.

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...

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